Millom Community Hospital,Lapstone Road,Millom, LA18 4BYTel: 01229 772123
Ongoing Training: For one afternoon per month we focus on staff development and training, and during this time the surgery will be closed. If you require medical assistance during this time please dial 03000 247 247. The surgery will be closed from 1pm on the following dates; Thursday 15th January, Tuesday 10th February, Thursday 19th March.
The surgery works closely with West Cumbria Carers and Gillian the support worker - if you would like more information, please ask any member of the surgery team
Improving your care
Health services in Furness are introducing 'shared records'. Shared records allow health professionals to share some limited information from your medical records with other health services that provide you with care. For more information please pick up a 'changes to your medical records' leaflet from the surgery. more information is also available at www.cumbria.nhs.uk
Clinics are arranged for specific health problems. Appointments can be made in the usual way for the following clinics:
Appointments for contraceptive advice can be made with any of our practice nurses, nurse practitioner or doctors. Appointments are available from as early as 08:30 and as late as 18:15.
Appointments for sexual Health advice can be made with our Nurse Practitioner or one of our Practice Nurses, please ask at reception.
We have four highly qualified practice nurses who deal with a range of conditions and health concerns.
The nursing team are experts in many areas of disease management including diabetes, asthma, womens health and advice for travellers.
Our nurse practitioner works alongside the doctors in the practice to provide a medical service including holding surgeries and is able to prescribe medicines.
The Health care workers work under the supervision of the nursing team and have been specifically trained to take bloods, check blood pressure, and take ECG tracings, syringe ears and dress wounds as well as assisting the nurses with other duties.
If a GP or another member of our health care team believes you need hospital treatment or specialist care elsewhere, they will discuss it with you. One of our secretaries will then book the hospital appointment with you using the Choose and Book NHS software which enables you to choose which hospital you would like to be seen at and you will usually leave the surgery with your specific date and time appointment.
You are also able to request that you receive copies of any letters to or from the hospital consultant or specialist.
We provide a service for casualties and minor injuries Monday – Friday from 08:00 to 18:30.
Patients with a minor injury may either come directly to the surgery or contact us by telephone beforehand on 01229 772123. The receptionist will need to ask for details of the problem in order to decide how urgent the case is and you will then be seen by our duty nurse who may also call the duty doctor to assist if necessary.
If the nature of the problem is severe after initial assessment, we may refer you to Furness General Hospital.
At weekends and between the hours of 18:30 and 08:00 patients are advised to either telephone Cumbria Health On Call (CHOC) 03000 247 247 or go directly to Furness General Hospital, Accident and Emergency. If the casualty or injury is very severe and the patient is unconscious or immobile then telephone 999.
If you require any vaccinations relating to foreign travel you need to make an appointment with the practice nurse to discuss your travel arrangements. This will include which countries and areas within countries that you are visiting to determine what vaccinations are required.
There is further information about countries and vaccinations required on the links below
It is important to make this initial appointment as early as possible - at least 6 weeks before you travel - as a second appointment will be required with the practice nurse to actually receive the vaccinations. These vaccines have to be ordered as they are not a stock vaccine. Your second appointment needs to be at least 2 weeks before you travel to allow the vaccines to work.
Some travel vaccines are ordered on a private prescription and these incur a charge over and above the normal prescription charge. This is because not all travel vaccinations are included in the services provided by the NHS.
Travel Health Questionnaire
To help us offer the appropriate advice, You will be asked to call at Reception and be given a form to complete which will assist the Nurse with the appointment.
If you are travelling to Europe a very useful booklet has been published with advice and guidance to help you get the most out of your holiday. To visit please click:- http://ec.europa.eu/publications/booklets/eu_glance/86/en.pdf (this is a large document and may take a minute or two to view)
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